International Students

sairaanhoitaja_aikuiset_310x180.pngIf you come from an EU/EAA country or from Switzerland, you should bring a European Health Insurance Card with you. The card ensures that you will get health care services with the same prices as Finnish citizens. All exchange students must have their own free-time insurance which covers accidents and illnesses outside school time.

If you come from a non-EU/EEA country you need to have a sufficient health insurance coverage. Further information at the  Finnish Immigration Service.

Public Health Care Services


On-call duty and Emergency Services (no appointments)

First aid and on-call health care is meant for patients who need immediate assessment or treatment, which cannot be postponed without endangering a patient’s safety. Examples of such cases are accidents and acute illnesses.

The Health Centre of Seinäjoki (=terveyskeskus) Mon-Sun 8-22 Koskenalantie 18, 1st floor (Y-building, next to central hospital), tel. +358 6 425 5311
The Health Centre of Ilmajoki (=terveyskeskus) Mon-Sun 8.00-22.00 (every second weekend in Kurikka), tel. +358 6 4191 501, Pappilantie 2

• At night (22.00 – 08.00) the emergency at the Central Hospital(=keskussairaala)
in Seinäjoki. Address: Koskenalantie 18, phone +358 6 415 4555

SOS Center-Unit for Foreigners: Phone +358 9 4135 0501 Mon-Fri 8.00-15.00 (phone service only)


Public Health Nurses in Schools

Seinäjoki UAS offers Health and Welfare Services for its students in the address Keskuskatu 32i. There you can find two public health nurses', doctor's, psygologist's and dental care services.

Students in Seinäjoki:
Public Health Nurse Ms Maria Rinta-Jaskari, Keskuskatu 32i, tel. +358 6 425 5585  or +358 44 425 5125

Public Health Nurse Ms Virpi Välimäki, Keskuskatu 32i, tel. +358 6 425 5586 or +358 44 425 5707

Reception Mon-Fri at 8.30-10.00 without an appointment, other times you need to make an appointment.

Doctor´s appointment needs to be made via public health nurses.

Students in Ilmajoki:
ublic health nurse Ms Riitta Koivulahti, tel. +358 44 790 2291, e-mail.;
Reception on Tuesdays at 8.15-10.00, appointments on Tuesday afternoons and on Wednesdays.

Doctor’s appointment needs to be made via public health nurses. 


Health Centers

In other, less urgent cases, you have to make an appointment with a health centre doctor either by making a telephone call or by visiting the reception desk at the health centre

Seinäjoki Main Health Centre, Koskenalantie 18,
Tel. +358 6 425 8100, Mon-Thu 8.00 - 15.30, Fri 8 - 15

Ilmajoki Health Centre, Pappilantie 2. Tel. +358 6 458 5201 , Mon-Fri 8-14

If you come from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, use the European health insurance card when you seek treatment from a doctor.

By presenting your European Health Insurance Card, you will receive medical treatment on the same terms as the local residents. However, not all doctors and hospitals operate within the reimbursement system, which means that any costs you incur outside the system will have to be paid by yourself. As a general rule, public health services are covered by the reimbursement system.

The European Health Insurance Card mainly covers emergency treatment in the event of an illness or injury and other medically necessary treatment. You can also get medical treatment if you have a pre-existing chronic condition that requires medical attention while you are abroad. 


Dental Care

Central Dental Clinic in Seinäjoki, address: Keskuskatu 32 K-stairway, Seinäjoki. Tel. +358 6 425 5425, Mon-Thu 7.45 – 15.00 and Fri 7.45 – 14.00
Dental Care in Ilmajoki, address: Pappilantie 2, tel. +358 6 458 5261, Mon-Thu 10.00-14.30, Fri 10.00-13.00

On weekends only in Seinäjoki:

Address: Koskenalantie 18, 1st floor
tel. +358 6 425 5428 (appointments can be made between 9.30-10.30)


Contraceptive Advice/Family Planning

In Seinäjoki, address: Huhtalantie 10, phone +358 6 425 5287 Mon – Fri 10.00 – 11.00.

In Ilmajoki, address: Pappilantie 2, tel. +358 44 790 2484 or 358 44 790 2537, Mon-Fri 12.00-13.00



If you have a Municipality of Residence or European Health Inscurance Card (EHIC), the services of public health nurses are free of charge. In other cases the fee is € 62.
Doctor’s appointments are chargeable: the health centre fee with Municipality of Residence or EHIC is € 20.90 / per visit (will be charged only by three first visit/year). In other cases the fee is higher. 

There is an extra payment of € 28.70 at the Health Centre Mon-Fri 20.00-22.00 and Sat-Sun.

An invoice will be mailed afterwards, cash payment is not possible. There is also a penalty fee of € 51.40 if an appointment is not cancelled. Dental care is also chargeable. Remember penalty fees!

Please note:
Fees are higher without Municipality of Residence or without European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), for example a doctor’s appointment at the health centre € 141.00, or psychologist € 78.00. In this case it might be useful to contact your own insurance company and check the possibility to use the services of a private clinic.  
Remember to use your travel insurance if you have a serious accident. 

More information about fees

Medicines and Pharmacies

Medicines are sold only at pharmacies. For prescriptions you need to see a doctor.

Pharmacies in Seinäjoki:
Seinäjoen Ykkösapteekki, address: Epstori-shopping centre, Kauppakatu 5, open every day 9.00–21.00

Seinäjoen Keskus-Apteekki, address: Suupohjantie 45, open Mon-Fri 8.00-20.00, Sat 9.00-17.00 and Sun 12.00-16.00

Törnävän Apteekki, address: Törnäväntie 20, open Mon-Fri 9.00-19.00, Sat 10.00-14.00, Sun closed.

Hyllykallio Apteekki, Prisma – shopping centre, address: Hyllykalliontie 2, open Mon-Fri 9.00-19.00, Sat 9.00-17.00

Pharmacy in Ilmajoki:
Ilmajoen Apteekki, address: Keskustie 2, open Mon-Fri 8.30-19.00, Sat 8.30-14.00, Sun 11.00-13.00

Private doctor

There are various private clinics in Seinäjoki and in other towns and municipalities. It costs about 70 euros to consult a private doctor. Check the coverage of your insurance!
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